News Headlines - April 9

APD investigating 'discrepancies'
at Greater Southwest Historical Museum

The Ardmore Police Department is currently working with employees of the Greater Southwest Historical Museum to probe possible issues within the museum’s paperwork.

The Ardmoreite is reporting that police were made aware of possible discrepancies and are currently working with employees to gather information for a possible investigation.

The discrepancies can be traced to former director Michael Anderson who resigned in March and could go back as far as 2007. Minutes from a March board meeting say Anderson’s “termination” was a personal issue and nothing else. But board members are adamant that Anderson presented a letter of resignation and was not terminated from his position.

Air Support brought in to search for missing Carter County man

The Carter County Sheriff’s Department has added air support in the search for a missing Carter County man.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was enlisted to do an air search near where Brandon Nichols tanker truck was discovered abandoned near Gene Autry on Thursday. After several hours, OHP came back with no further indication that Nichols was anywhere near the site.

Officials continue to encourage people with any information to contact the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at (580) 223-6014.

Healdton interim police chief goes back to work
Jarod Barnes, the interim Healdton Police Chief who was recently suspended, is now back at work according to Healdton city officials.
Barnes’ suspension was lifted and another officer has been hired on to help ease the work load in the small town. It is still unclear as to why Barnes was suspended in March 29, but court records show that Barnes’ wife filed a protective order against him two weeks ago that was dismissed last week in Carter County Court.
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